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Aflatoxin in respirable corn dust particles.

Authors
Sorenson-WG; Simpson-JP; Peach-MJ III; Thedell-TD; Olenchock-SA
Source
J Toxicol Environ Health 1981 Mar/Apr; 7(3-4):669-672
NIOSHTIC No.
00117915
Abstract
Aflatoxin contamination of grain dust was evaluated. Various grain dust samples from Superior, Duluth, and Georgia were analyzed for aflatoxins by thin layer chromatography. Particle size distributions of Georgia corn dust samples also were determined. No aflatoxins were recovered from any of the Superior or Duluth samples. The Georgia corn dust sample contained 130 parts per billion of aflatoxin-B1 (1162658). The heaviest aflatoxin-B1 contamination was associated with the fraction of particles less than 7 micrometers. The authors conclude that grain workers in dust laden areas could be exposed to aflatoxins by inhalation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Plant-dusts; Toxins; Environmental-contamination; Grain-elevator-workers; Toxicology; Dust-analysis
CODEN
JTEHD6
CAS No.
1162-65-8
Publication Date
19810301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3-4
ISSN
0098-4108
NIOSH Division
ALOSH
Source Name
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
State
WV; GA; MN. WI
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